For example, Langer (1978) states that apologies
and remorse evoke an automatic, scripted reaction that benefits the apologizer.
Sarah Ahmed identifies that in official apologies
, "national shame can be a mechanism for reconciliation as self-reconciliation, in which the 'wrong' committed provides grounds for claiming a national identity, for restoring pride that is threatened in the moment of recognition".
at once would make it look like everything's unraveling," said a senior U.
De Cremer also cited banks' behaviour during the recent global financial crisis as an example of apologies
The studies were conducted among Americans who ranked various celebrity apologies
on a scale based on levels of sincerity.
I'm not one for getting public apologies
from public bodies when the damage is done.
The only apologies
due are from leaders like the bishop of Saskatoon, who recently cancelled a concert because some members of his community expressed fear at the prospect of hearing music produced by gay vocal cords, and from the authors of the Windsor Report who, instead of seeking apologies
from those who have hurt the gay and lesbian members of our community, have asked for apologies
from those who accept the principle that it is immoral to discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation.
But while the apologies
might be genuine, and for some they surely bring a small measure of relief, they won't do much to heal the wounds that decades of unchecked abuse have caused.
But others rule out apologies
simply because of a human reluctance to admit error.
have the power to heal and restore damaged relationships, avoid or undo vengeance and grudges, and diminish guilt and shame.
Survivors and relatives of those killed in the worst terrorist outrage committed on the British mainland said the scars were too deep to be soothed by apologies
I made that up, but having made a few insincere apologies
in my own secular lifetime, I recognize transparency when I see through it.
We accept responsibility for and offer our sincerest apologies
for the infringement of the copyrights in Frank Zappa's work `Watermelon in Easter Hay' and for the infringement of the moral rights in this work.
I express regret over my comments I passed during a media talk and unconditionally apologies
for uttering the remarks which led to cancellation of my licence for the law practice," said Awan's petition filed in the court on behalf of Raja Abdul Ghafoor Advocate-on-Record.
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Apologies
can play a far more important role than just comforting you - a little sorry can help settle legal disputes, says a new American study.